‘The longest walk I’ve ever had was in New York’: author Anna Pitoniak

The novelist’s 32-mile stroll around Manhattan, in a day, provided a vivid portrait of NYC – but it’s the Upper East Side’s low-key highlights that excite her most

Campaign against Trump’s threat to US national monuments gathers pace

Activists are ramping up efforts to raise awareness of the US president’s order, which puts 27 US parks at risk of losing their protected status

Cycling and cava in Catalonia – a bike trip with bubbles

Great scenery, ancient lanes and sparkling wine combine on a tour south-west of Barcelona, on which it’s not only the hill climbs that make this cyclist feel dizzy

Sweden’s High Coast: an uplifting experience

Since the ice age, a chain of islands in northern Sweden has been emerging from the sea, creating a beautiful, if bizarre, wilderness for walkers, campers and kayakers

Blazing saddles: horse riding along Menorca’s Camí de Cavalls

Amid red-sand beaches and volcanic outcrops, a recently-restored 14th-century route on the Balearic island is now open to riders who also want a boutique hotel stay